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into the stories that are making our world what it is. >> ray suarez hosts "inside story". only on al jazeera america. >> welcome to the news hour from doha. it's not over, protestors are back on the streets of burundi demanding the president does not run for a third term. >> 11 afghan policemen who failed to stop a mob killing a woman are given jail sentences. eight others go free. >> after taking ramadi, isil sets its sights on more
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territory. shia militiaing are preparing a counter offensive. >> i'm in los angeles with a report on an enduring sub culture within american society outlaw motorcycle gangs. >> we begin in burundi. prosecutor testers and police are fighting in the capitol. tear gas was fired to disperse the crowds. at least eight people have been arrested. protestors don't want the president to run for a third term in office. tell us about they say protests happening now. what is the latest? >> there are more people today than thursday. it's a march in the central district where i am now. they kept going as far as they
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can. they made a barricade of soldiers. they went back and said give us a few minutes we're going to fetch more people and they did. the soldiers moved away and protests came across the police, who are more angry than the soldiers and threatened with tear gas and guns. they fired tear gas at them and some disperiods and some arrested. the police grabbed some people protesting on the court and forced them to pick up the stones they used to block the roads. the policeman said the real we can't deal with these people heavy handley is because the cameras are in our faces. they tried to take our cameras. that happened here a couple of hours ago. >> we understand the foreign ministry issued a statement saying the protestors will be put in the same category as the coup plotters.
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has there been an explanation on that from the government? >> i've just spoken to the presidential advisor. he said that the alleged coup plotters were working with the leaders of the opposition and they were basically planning to disrupt the elections and make sure that he doesn't run for a third term. he also said that when the coup started last week, those protestors were seen on the streets here cheering and shouting. they are saying because those people were shouting and cheering that it must mean they are part of this coupe and that's why they will be arrested. that show is about what the protestors go through trying to go on the street and make their demands met. >> this man who calls himself gad and doesn't want to be identified has been coordinating prosecutor tests from the
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streets for three weeks. here a prosecutor tester tells him they were shot at and shows the bullet casings. he said the president should not run for a third term in next months election, because they say it's against the constitution. the president has said the protests must stop. many activists fear being arrested. >> there are many protestors. some stay here all day. we have to find them food. some have been injured. we try to take them for treatment. >> since the failed coup, there's been mostly soldiers on the street and few police. gad went to talk to these men about the shootings. there's an argument between to factions. the men from the larger group say they will not shoot at protestors, but the smaller group will. >> they are ordering us off the streets so they can fire at the citizens. >> he reports this kind of information to more senior activists who coordinate protests across the city.
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he said there are more than 100 coordinators involved. >> even before the coup attempt activists that were organizing prosecutor tests weren't out on the streets but coordinating things from hiding places. since the failure of the coup, we understand many of them went further into hiding or fled the country. >> we filmed this activist last week. he's normally a lawyer. he was organizing demonstrations and meetings using thee phones. he spoke in code. he thought his calls were tapped. >> we need somebody to be and get water. we can study the issue later. >> all the phones have been switched off since the coup. we filmed gad last week. he has not had time to do his normal job. he's a dancer. he trained this troupe last year. he also does acting and comedy,
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too. he says he hopes to get back to it soon. i asked him if he was worried about things out on the street getting worse. >> even soldiers want to fight each other now. this won't stop us. >> he seems unworried by the threat of more violence. everything here feels less secure since the failed coup. these activists and protestors seem undeterred. malcolm webb, al jazeera. >> to iraq now, eight policemen have been killed in isil attacks on police stations east of ramadi, taken by as i say i'll on sunday. shia militias are preparing a counter offensive. we have this report from baghdad. >> they are preparing for a war that could deepen the divide in iraq. shia fighters are some 30 kilometers east of isil's new
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stronghold ramadi. they plan to push deep to the sunni heartland to recapture territory from islamic state of iraq and the levant. >> we're announcing that the popular mobilization forces are getting ready to take back anbar. the people have asked for our help about a month ago but politicians were reluctant. >> the council did request such assistance when ramadi fell to isil on sunday, but the council is not representative of all sunni tribes. many of them don't want shia forces on their land and would have preferred arms so wage this battle alone. officials in baghdad insist that these fighters who are backed by iran are no longer militias and operate under the government. they are trying to calm sunni fears. even the u.s. has expressed concern about deploying them in a sunni province but now backs the government's decision. >> there are those who don't agree, saying that the paramilitary troops are stronger
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than the state. for the time being, they are the only force capable of fighting isil despite months of u.s. training. regular forces are still week and they weren't able to hold ground in the face of isil's offensive in anbar. >> the u.s. which leads the coalition against isil is stepping up airstrikes and promised to help the iraqi government recapture lasted ground. isil is still on the offensive. people in the contested town are on the move. the armed group targeted security forces in the town east of ramadi. the fighting over recent days has already displaced thousands. makeshift camps are set up in pockets of territory still under control of the government and local allies in anbar but not all sunni tribes support the government and dissent is growing. >> we are here to help our people who have been abandoned by officials. the council members and government aren't doing anything. >> reaching out to the people of
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anbar is needed to win this war but the government has done little. >> what have children done to deserve this? we haven't eaten in two days. >> the battle has not begun in earn nest for anbar and already there are fears for its consequence. defeating isil is the first challenge. if shia forces fill the vacuum, it could mean another war. >> rebels in south sudan say they captured a refinery. it says oil companies operating near the oil field should shut down and evacuate staff immediately. last month rebels vowed to capture key oil installations to force the president to step down. >> the south sudan information minister joins us on the phone now. i want to ask you about your
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response to these reports from the rebels. what sort of protection does this region and the adjacent oil fields around it have? >> well, of course, the allegations of the so called rebel group is not correct. to set the record right, we have no -- the only refinery that we have was interrupted before it could be opened, so their claim that they have captured the refinery is not correct. it is not in place because they have -- capturing the oil field we have our forces there.
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this is not their first time to claim it. we have been repulsing them. >> this area that we're talking about is still hugely important to the south sudan economy and therefore to your government. how confident are you that they can be protected by the army? >> they will be protected in this area and continue to be protected. >> what's your response to the continued position of the rebels that this is all being done to deny access to the oil revenues that they say are perpetuating this war and say that as long as he is in power there will never be peace in south sudan. how do you respond to that? >> that is of course thinking,
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they believe that it is only the president is the problem and they are demanding that is why they rebel. they come up with their own objective. the question is can they achieve that. for me, i don't believe that they are capable of doing anything, they are incompetent and will not make it. >> this conflict goes on as it has continued to go on for months now. how do you feel about foreign companies willing as to stay on the ground the longer this goes on? >> the foreign companies which are working there, they have been threatened before and they have not moved out. >> good to speak with you on this. south sudan information minister joining us there on the line. thank you for your time. >> to yemen and a three day conference in ramadi involving
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yemeni and tribal physician has ended. it endorsed the penalty abu bakr al-baghdadi. it wants the implementation of a resolution paled by the u.n. security council which is asking for the houthis to withdraw from all the areas they seized. it wants the creation of a joint arab force to secure cities in yemen. >> yemen's exiled president hadi is calling for the u.n. security council to implement that resolution immediately. >> this will pave the way and lay a solid found aljazeera america for evolving all the issues. the houthi militias and forces loyal to ali abdullah saleh misread the truce.
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they prevented relief aid from being delivered to the people. >> also addressing the delegation: >> fellow delegates the kingdom of saudi arabia together with the countries taking part in the coalition swiftly he'd the call for support providing assistance answer protection based on the self defense principle to protect and safeguard the resources of the yemeni people. >> we heard the list of demands from the conference as it met in riyadh. what is the feeling there about the overall picture of the situation in yemen since that meeting took place? >> basically this is a significant boost for president adou rabbo mansour hadi.
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remember when he was forced out of power put under house arrest humiliated and then he fled to aden and then saudi arabia, that image has significantly changed here in riyadh when you have tribal leaders, top military commanders political parties from the sunni patient socialist party people from different parts of the country forming a new front that supports hadi and that is opposed to the houthis. hadi hopes with this momentum that is building now to convince the international community to use force on the ground, but the problem is that the houthis backed by forces loyal to the president sala are the ones who control most of the country and this is now the biggest challenge. how to help hadi defeat the houthis and move to lead once again yemen. >> the indications are at this point at least the houthis are showing no sign of backing down
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or withdrawing from any of their positions in yemen as has been demanded. are there any indications at all that that is going to change anytime soon? >> basically the houthis are determined to stay and hold ground and determined what they call a legitimate fight. airstrikes will continue but won't change many things on the ground because you have houthis now stretching from areas from the northern province of saada to the southern city of aden. the only hope now for the international community is to convince the houthis and parties loyal to president adou rabbo mansour hadi to negotiate a political settlement, agree on a roadmap to end violence and instability. this seemed to be entrenched for the time being the houthis say that they are the legitimate power in yemen.
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had says he's the one who has been elected by the yemenese in 2012 and remains the legitimate president. >> reporting from the saudi capitol, thanks for that. >> despite aid being distributed across yemen the humanitarian situation remains dire. the u.n. says more than 500,000 people have been displaced by the conflict. since late marsh, more than 1800 people have been killed and more than 7,000 injured. still to come, protests turns violent in southwest china over a proposed railway line. >> millions of teenage girls get married every year. child rights activists discuss ways to end the practice. >> in sport a crisis ahead of america's biggest motor vase after yet another spectacular crash.
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>> some of that still to come, but first 11 afghan police officers have been sentenced to a year in prison for failing to help a woman attacked and killed by a mob. the 27-year-old was falsely accused of burning the koran. the mob burned her body. jennifer glasse reports from kabul. >> the judge said police failed to help the woman as a mob beat her in brought daylight in kabul. that and their failure to carry out police duties meant they were sentenced. nine other policemen were set free. >> after thoroughly investigating the documents in this case, it was announced in keeping with the constitution and police law the officers know their rights and have been given time for the offense. >> this was the second round of
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verdicts. in the first, four men got the death penalty and others 16 years in prison for taking part in the killing. 18 were freed for lack of evidence. all the defendants can appeal. the court case is unique for its openness televised live and it's the first time police have been publicly prosecuted. there were also some irregular hearts. not all the accused had defense lawyers. instead, each was given a chance to speak for himself. the family says some of the most prominent murderers easily identified from cell phone footage haven't been caught. those in court to watch the case say they are disappointed with the trial and the verdicts. >> it was for political game, to calm people's mind. in the court, they will be given penalties, that would be perfect politically for them.
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>> the murder shocked afghanistan. many hoped it would spark a change in the justice system. critics say you the sentences have been too light and not all the killers have been brought to justice. >> there is a shrine on the spot her body was burned and this street named in her memory. after a very public trial there's no certainty that her murder will change afghan tuesday about justice or violence against women. jennifer glasse, kabul. >> an explosion in can be bull killed at least five people. the attack took operation at the parking lot of the justice ministry's office. 42 have been injured. >> the u.n. is urging indonesia malaysia and thailand to boost sea operations to help rescue migrants. thousands are stranded and running out of food and water. the thai pleas say the suspected kingpin of a major human trafficking knelt work has turned himself in.
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we have more from southern thailand. >> this is the pier, many businesses around here owned by a former politician, a man known as kotung. he is the key suspect in human trafficking here. that is where migrants have been drifting. thousands desperate to get onshore. it's a situation the u.n. said could turn into floating coffins. >> nearby check points are set up in this part of the province. of the 65 suspects wanted in connection with human trafficking, only 30 have been detained. pleas say they have evidence that an army general was involved. the military government denies this. >> in some cases fisherman have helped out with these migrant boats. they have access 24 hours a day looking for these vessels but haven't seen sign of them for several days.
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there will be high level meetings between thailand, indonesia and malaysia. the foreign ministers with him sit down for a meeting wednesday. many hope there will be decisions about the fatal of thousands still awrist at sea. many are struggling just to survive. >> a former thai prime minister pleaded not guilty at the start of her trial for negligence. yingluck
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>> i was beaten by the police. it was eight i don't say the situation out of control. >> i can remember when the p.l.a. liberated our town in 1949. i am 72. i have never been treated like this by a military. i was just passing by. they hit me for no reason. those [bleep] were crazy. you can see my teeth. they hit me here. >> a giant poster of china's
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former paramount leader, who's economic reforms helped pull millions out of poverty. he was born in the nearby down that's also competing for the rail link. >> our assignment here was brought to an abrupt halt by police commandos. with rivals pointing at us, they threatened to shoot and took our camera all in the presence of government minders who had given us permission to work here. the cameras were returned, but the memory cards wiped. unconfirmed reports say three died and more than 100 injured over the weekend around 30 of them police officers. if true, this was one of the most violent protests in china to date. al jazeera in western chain? >> the u.s. government will ban the use of some military equipment by local police
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forces. the decision announced by barack obama comes after a series of mass protests against police ability in baltimore and ferguson. it's hold the new restrictions will help rebuild trust between police and hole communities. >> a former lt. with the new york police department says military weaponry should be used by the military and not the police. >> the seismic shift of the militarization of police began after 9/11. when we look at the erex of the department of homeland security, you have police departments that ramped up their militarization in accordance with counter terrorism perspectives, so initially, it was seen as something to protect cities and police departments were incapable of defending themselves from these assaults. when i look at -- hear what president obama stated in connection be with the demilitarization, i think it's more along the lines of trying
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to strengthen and enhance police and community relations so these military types of weapons should be used by militaries and if necessary should be a collaborative approach between police and military in worst case scenario such as riotous situations, et cetera. >> let's get the weather now with the once frozen north. >> temperatures are quite high. there is swirling depressions suggesting it's not the cold cycle of winter. you still get pockets of snow. this is the region of inner mongolia. it's still lately in the air to get this sort of weather. there's no doubt about it. more typically you don't get the sort of thing. temperatures 21, 23.
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this is not snowy weather. it's a pocket of cold weather. more typically you expect to get out of this region sand storms. this is typical of the northeast of china this time of year, not necessarily cold, but dusty. >> the dryer dusty weather trying to come up from the south, you get this persistent spring rain, so typically 50-90o.100 milliliters of rainfall in southern china. the floods have started and will carry on for a few more weeks. this is the forecast for wednesday, 31 and rain. it will vary in and out for quite a while to come. spring rains eh? >> thanks, robin. still ahead u.n. reports say armed groups of targeting women
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and children in south sudan. >> prosecutor tests over shell's arctic drilling plans. in. >> in sport the lightning strikes back. all the details later in the program. [beeping] ooo come on everybody, i think this is my grandson. [lip syncing] ♪little girl you look so lonesome oh my goodness. ♪i see you are feeling blue ♪come on over to my place ♪hey girl ♪we're having a party happy birthday, grandma! ♪we'll be swinging ♪dancing and singing ♪baby come on over tonight
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>> let's get a recap of the top stories on al jazeera. police in burundi fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators. eight people have been arrested. protestors don't want the
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president to run for a third term in office. >> rebels in south sudan say they captured a refinery and asked oil companies there to shut down. south sudan's information minister said there are no refineries in the area they claim. >> there is support reiterated for adou rabbo mansour hadi. it calls for a joint arab force in yemen. >> let's return to burundi. the crisis there has created more than 1,000 refugees in the region. many have left, fearing revenge attacks by militias loyal to the
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president. most have gone to tanzania. >> villagers say life has changed because of the flow of people from burundi. there are now more refugees than locals. >> most of us, our toilets are full. i had to rebuild mine, because it was blocked. >> there are too many refugees. there are too many diseases, water is scarce. >> further along the banks of one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world the problem is the same, too many new arrivals, not enough clean water. >> they are drinking out of the lake. they're drinking out of unclean water sources and that is a recipe poor disaster when it comes to disease. >> diseases like cholera com contaminated water or food, it
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can kill within hours. there have already been several cholera deaths. >> family members of dying. we have heard some people will bring medication. even if they do, it won't be enough because there are so many people here. >> many more are on their way. soldiers check the young and old, as they wait for buses to a nearby camp. the duties know that peace has been fragile back home. anyone over 20 lived through civil war in burundi. unresolved ethnic factors in the war are a crisis. groups turned against each other. >> i have left burundi. >> universal student says he and
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many others have run away because they're scared it could happen again. al jazeera. >> a global advocacy group is calling for an end to child marriage. girls not brides is holding an international conference in morocco aimed at stopping the practice. some girls get married as young as eight or nine. the group said that that denies them many of their rights to health education and opportunity, robbing them essentially of their childhood. unicef said half of all child brides live in south asia, a third in india. child marriage is prevalent in south saharan africa. boys are married as children, but girls are disproportionately affected. >> we will talk more about this.
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thank you for being with us. pretty sobering set of statistics this. talk to us about where the problems are largest and what are the biggest things contributing. obviously there are cultural issues, but where do you think the problem is worst? >> the problem is affecting 15 million girls every year, which means every two seconds somewhere in the world a girl gets married before reaching the age of 18 across countries continents, across cultures. it is happening in pretty much every religion. imagine if you are a 13-year-old girl who gets married off to a man who is two or three times your age and you're pulled out of school, and then you become pregnant and while your body is still tiny, you have to give birth, so the chance that you will survive childbirth are low for child brides. child marriage is not only a
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huge human rights abuse but an impediment to development. we the global community can never eradicate poverty as long as we have child brides married off every day. >> what measures do you think can be done to reverse this practice. obviously you were having this conference taking place right now in morocco. that is one step and preschoolably you're discussing many of those things at that conference. what are some of the specific counter measures that you've talked about? >> we know that child marriage happens because which poverty because of the low status of women, because of security issues and because of tradition. people think they are doing the right things for their daughters, because that's how it's always will not generation after generation. we know being here with six society organizations from all over the world, more than 60 countries, that change can happen. we need to make girls realize they have rights, we need to
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sensitize their families and communities to help them with that the traditional leaders teachers and religious leaders understand they are better off getting married after the age of 18. we need good schooling laws and make sure these laws get implemented and we need policies. the good news is a lot of progress is being made, but weapon aren't there yet with that we need the involvement of everybody, not just civil society, but the media government and international organizations to help to make sure that girls can be girls and not brides. >> good to speak with you on this joining us from casablanca. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> unicef said boys and girls have been abducted and killed in south sudan. it says it has eyewitness accounts of attacks carried out by groups linked to the military in unity states. survivors say whole villages
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were burned to the ground by armed groups. fighting between government and citizens has caused thousands to flee. just talk to us about the extent of all of this and what you've seen and the reports that you've been getting on this. >> after months of conflict, it is quite horrifying and a very dark side to where things are going at the moment. there are strongholds and we started getting reports of mass atrocities against civilian populations. there are multiple eyewitness reports. they are building a terrifying image of what children are
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enduring. we know that dozens of children have been killed. we know at least 12 have been raped. many others have been abducted. there are numbers we have verified and we know that is likely to be on the low side, impacting many of our children. >> what are contributing factors to all of this? >> well, it's hard to say. you've got fighting forces. this will not be solved on a military basis only by parties getting together. there will be no winner in this. armed groups are coming through and large numbers of girls and women are raped and killed, some as young as seven.
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we are constantly bombarded by this happening around the world. we will give you a sense of a victim a 17-year-old said to unicef the attackers took my belongings, threw me into the fire. when they saw me with my baby twins, they tried to take them away from me. i said they'd have to kill me first. these were just boys, 16 years old. we went to the swamps and stayed there until night. when we left the next day there were many dead bodies, a mix of girls and men. they shot them all. this has happened across many villages, to hundreds of children. again an example a complete
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disregard for the most vulnerable of anyone, which is children. >> a terrible situation all around. we appreciate you talking to us about this. james elder from unicef in nairobi, thanks for your time. >> the world health organization says ebola is spreading further in sierra leone and guinea. there have been 36 cases in the past week. the w.h.o. will take an extraordinary effort to hold the spread especially with the rainy season coming. the outbreak began in guinea in march, 2014 and spread. it is believed to have claimed 11,000 lives. >> the owners of dutch shell have been meeting after the company agreed on a resolution demanding more transparency about its impact on climate change. protestors staged a protest in seattle.
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their rig is scheduled to leave soon to begin drilling in the arctic ocean. we have more from the shareholder's meeting. climate change was top of the agenda. what else was discussed? >> climate change was pretty much the main health of this annual general meeting here. a group of shareholders was able to get put on to the agenda. a 21st resolution, one which tried to commit the board to greater openness about climate change and the way that shell tries to minimize the impact of climate change through the projects that it has around the world. obviously, its ambitions for the arctic ocean very paramount of importance to some of the people here. before the meeting began there were activists who came here, an activist from green peace who
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told me of their concerns. there was a campaigner from alaska who wanted to raise the plight of her people and to say why she felt that what shell has in mind for the arctic was so dangerous for her people. she expressed it from her point of view. >> i had hoped that the board might be able to realize how high the risk is for them to attempt to go out there. it's a very dangerous thing to try and drill right now. they don't have a proven technology that will be safe enough to drill out there in the ocean. >> what are shell's plans then in the arctic? >> >> well, we heard from the c.e.o. from shell who thought that what the arctic represents for shell is a huge opportunity
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but he also went on to say that it presents a huge responsibility to shell. now, they intend, if possible in the northern hemisphere summer, so within a month or so from now, to begin exploratory drilling in the arctic ocean. let's remember of course certain surveys estimate that 20% of the world's natural gas and oil reserves lie there so clearly you can see that shell wants to be part of that and for the moment it has some permissions to go and drill where possible. we know that they say they talk about the support that the interior ministry in the united states has given them. they that the arctic is safe in their hands. as we've seen from the protests in seattle and here, many people disagree with that violently. >> reporting from the hague thanks for that. >> still ahead all the sport including after days of
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uncertainty, the cricket team arrived in pakistan.
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>> police in texas say they've been warned off revenge attacks by biker gangs. another showdown is feared after nine were killed in a mass fight in waco. 170 arrests have been made and many are facing organized crime or murder charges. outlaw biker gangs have a long
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history and prominent place in u.s. popular culture. we have this report motorcycle gangs have been part of popular culture, but the romantic image is not reality. >> they are individuals interested in dealing drugs guns and sex. they are very, very high level in the methamphetamine manufacture, the trade. they do a lot of sex trafficking, a lot of prostitutions and they are high level gun runners. >> the mayhem in waco was one of the deadliest clashes in years. while outlaw gangs are known for a consulteddure of extreme violence and hostility against rival gangs that is not correct in the portrayal in movies.
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>> violence is part of their lives, but not used on an every day level. it is used strategically. the threat of violence is more potent in their day to day existence. they intimidate and that is how they control. >> the u.s. justice democratic said there are 300 gangs in the country, some with thousands of members. >> many gangs got their start here in california but spread across the country and world. one of the best known clubs the hell's angels has chapters in 26 countries. >> don davis is a former club member who now rights about the biker word. >> the motorcycle club world is a manifestation of the american frontier. it's america as the wide open spaces and you can get on your bike and escape. >> at the heart of the appeal over the decades is the intense camaraderie and male bonding they offer members.
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>> the last time i left a club, i cried. that's what it's like, a family. it's sort of a romantic way to be a man. >> to fight duels and not take crap or anybody and to know that you've got people who will back you, no matter what. >> davis says many new members are combat veterans of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. according to the f.b.i., some gangs allegedly recruit members of the u.s. military to get weapons expertise and combat training. rob reynolds, al jazeera, los angeles. >> let's get all the sport now. >> thank you very much. the safety crisis ahead of america's biggest motor race, the indy 500 a fourth driver has suffered a heavy crash in practice. he hit the wall and his car briefly slipped after a possible mechanical failure. he remains in intensive care
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after surgery on his leg. it comes less than 24 hours since the last crash. organizers are set to change safety rules ahead of sunday's race. >> severaller, i spoke to the editor of motor sport magazine. he said it will be difficult for the indy car to make big changes right now. >> they've already made a few aerodynamic tweaks to make the cars safer. really, the indy car raising world will be keeping its fingers crossed on sunday that we don't have a serious accident in one of america's biggest races. they've tried to make the cars more stale. they've done what they can but the time is too short to make big changes at this stage. the past 20 years the sport has struggled to keep up with media attention in america. nascar dominates so much in the
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states now and indy car is now very much a poor relative to nascar, so to have a story like this which is around something as negative as safety and danger is very bad for the sport. >> the zimbabwe cricket team landed ahead of the tour of pakistan, the first test team to play in the country since the 2009 attacks on the sri lanka cricket team. it will consist of one dayers with thousands of police and security personnel deployed. we are in lahore. >> welcome to gadhafi stadium in lahore. it has taken six long years to convince an international team to come and play here in pakistan. there is unprecedented security in the city of lahore ensuring the games go smoothly.
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the pakistani military has restored law and order across the country although it still remains that the zimbabwe team has done a brave thing showing pakistan they are still serious about cricket and want to send a message that zimbabwe is there to play a leading role in the revival of international cricket in pakistan. a country where people are passionate about the game. >> we are very happy to see an international team after six long years, and we hope that more teams will come to pakistan as the security situation is far better than before. >> almost all the tickets are sold out. people are excited to see a match after such a long time as people of pakistan are cricket lovers. >> it remains that pakistan will
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come out of isolation. it's own team has had to play in the united arab emirates, so a lot of excitement that this will indeed be good cricket and give an opportunity for the pakistani team to show that they can still play the game. >> italian police arrested more than 50 people suspected of fixing dozens of football matches in the country's third division. authorities across italy raided homes and club offices in the early hours of tuesday morning. 37 team presidents and managers, 17 players, five coaches and a police officer have been taken into custody. charges include a criminal association aimed at sports fraud with some linked to mafia organizations. >> english premier league champion chelsea suffered a surprising defeat in their penultimate match of the season. we were led to safety by new
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manager. >> it was sent off midway through the first half for kicking a ball angrily at opponents. scoring his second after of the break, northern ireland made it 3-0. >> leveling the playoff series, the tampa bay lightning with the new york rangers thanks to taylor johnson who is fast becoming a front runner for postseason m.v.p. the 20-year-old scored a hat trick to assure the 6-2 victory. game three is at tampa bay. >> it's a tough thing to get back against a great team like new york, but i think we were mainly focused on the fact that we worked hard to get into this position and didn't want to squander it away. we felt we didn't play well in game one. i thought we played a great
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game. >> 10 writers are on the short list for one of the most prestigious writing awards, the international man booker prize. aside from the $95,000 prize money, it gives the winner a chance to reach new readers. we profile some of those in the running. >> it's one of the most coveted awards in literature. the international man booker prize is given to authors whose words transcend borders and boundaries. many of this year's finalists are relatively unknown outside their own countries but not anymore. for the first time, four out of 10 short listed authors are from africa. the prize is awarded every two years to writers publishing
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fiction in english or works translated into english. previous winners include nigerian author. while the prize has drown less attention than the man booker prize awarded in the u.k. and commonwealth it's hold growing interest in the international prize will help writers. it is a difficult challenge for writers and publishers. >> it is hard enough to sell authors within the u.k., how do you sell international translations in markets like that? it's absurdly difficult. even to get translated into english and get published in the u.k. if you are outside the u.k. is hard. to get taken notice of is another game entirely. that's where these prizes become important. >> publishers count on the prize to forecast fiction. what readers see on the front cover of books short lifted or winner of the prize it's a sure
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sign they're about to embark on something rather special. for winners of the international award, they are immediately catapulted on to the global stage. like this finalist, writing a claimed fiction in hungary for 30 years. >> people are still the same all over the world and the readers can read my books actually in the same way. >> in an increasingly globalized world, for an author to be considered great, they are now expected to reach annal audience. the emerging world market is eager for new talent. al jazeera london. >> that does it for this news hour. stay with us. another full bulletin of news is straight ahead. don't go away.
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>> protesters in burr rendy defy threats of a government crackdown. they insist the president should not run for a third term. ♪ hello. i'm in doha. also on the program. 11 afghan policemen who failed to stop a mob from killing a woman are given jail sentences. after taking ramadi isil sets its sites on capturing more territory in anbar province.